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Burglary Suspect Posing As Salesman In Goleta Area Arrested

Posted on Thursday, February 9, 2012 12:52am

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives say numerous tips received from the public helped them catch a man pretending to be a door to door salesman, who was actually burglarizing homes.

Investigators issued an alert this week, saying a man pretending to sell magazines was using that as a way to case homes, and get into ones which were unoccupied.

Some people in the area of Berkeley Road heard the story, and notified investigators of a man soliciting door to door in their neighborhood.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Mathew Brian Hensley of Arkansas for burglary, and say they’ve tied the 21 year old man to one burglary, and think he’s linked to several others.

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